Calendar of Events

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.

Apr
22
Mon
Knitting Group @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

 

Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator). Beginners are welcome and supplies and instruction are available.

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library

Apr
23
Tue
GENseng Production: Da Mayah @ Black Box Theatre in Brodie Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

GENseng:  Geneseo’s Asian American Performance Ensemble and the SUNY Geneseo Department of Theatre and Dance are proud to present Hawaiian playwright Lee Cataluna’s play, Da Mayah, to close GENseng’s 20th consecutive season.

In this play the first mayor of Hilo falls afoul of a local bully. Can his administrative assistant count on her cousin, head of the local syndicate, to save the mayor’s life and her job?

Shows are in Brodie Black Box Theatre:
• 7:30 PM Tuesday 4/23 through Saturday 4/27
• 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday 4/28 at 2:00 PM

All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Student Association Box Office (245-5873)  in the College Union (or online via the ticket link).

This is the 20th year of production. See special article here.

Apr
24
Wed
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Presentation on Protecting Our Water Quality @ Watershed Education Center at Vitale Park
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Book Club @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Club @ Wadsworth Library | Geneseo | New York | United States

Join us for Wadsworth Library Book Club at 7 pm to discuss a different book each month. The group meets on Wednesdays in the downstairs meeting room. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of Wadsworth Library. Meeting dates and books are listed below.
January 23 – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
February 27 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
March 27 – American War by Omar El Akkad
April 24 – Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
May 22 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
June 26 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and/or O! Pioneers by Willa Cather

 

GENseng Production: Da Mayah @ Black Box Theatre in Brodie Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

GENseng:  Geneseo’s Asian American Performance Ensemble and the SUNY Geneseo Department of Theatre and Dance are proud to present Hawaiian playwright Lee Cataluna’s play, Da Mayah, to close GENseng’s 20th consecutive season.

In this play the first mayor of Hilo falls afoul of a local bully. Can his administrative assistant count on her cousin, head of the local syndicate, to save the mayor’s life and her job?

Shows are in Brodie Black Box Theatre:
• 7:30 PM Tuesday 4/23 through Saturday 4/27
• 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday 4/28 at 2:00 PM

All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Student Association Box Office (245-5873)  in the College Union (or online via the ticket link).

This is the 20th year of production. See special article here.

Apr
25
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

16th Annual American Rock Salt Lecture – The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica @ Newton Hall Room 202 at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., the principal dinosaur researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will deliver the sixteenth Annual American Rock Salt lecture in Geology on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 202, on the SUNY Geneseo Campus. Lamanna’s talk, “The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica,” is free and open to the public.

Expeditions led by Lamanna and his colleagues have uncovered dozens of exquisitely-preserved avian fossils, many of them including soft-tissues such as feathers and skin from 120 million-year-old lake sediments in the Changma Basin of northwestern Gansu Province, China. More recently, Lamanna and a group of collaborators have conducted expeditions to latest Cretaceous exposures in the James Ross Basin of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of what may be the world’s most ancient neornithines. For his talk, Lamanna will chronicle his teams’ discoveries of Chinese and Antarctic Cretaceous fossils and their implications for the rise of modern birds.

“Matt Lamanna is living the dream of every child — finding and studying dinosaurs, living and dead,” said Jeffrey Over, professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo. “We are delighted to have him visit Geneseo and share his findings that are relevant to classes and faculty in Geology and Biology.”

As the associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural history, Lamanna helps to oversee one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections. Lamanna served as lead scientific advisor for the museum’s $36 million Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition, in which the museum’s historic Dinosaur Hall was expanded and updated based on current scientific understanding of dinosaur biology and Mesozoic biodiversity. The exhibition is home to the nation’s third largest display of mounted original dinosaur skeletons.

“Matt’s work in Antarctica has been very important for helping us understand the role this enigmatic continent played in the evolution and migration of vertebrate animals at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs,” said Sara Burch, assistant professor of biology.

Lamanna received an M.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science. His research focuses on dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians that lived during the Cretaceous Period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs.

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences has been partners with the American Rock Salt Company LLC since 2003, as the first American Rock Salt Lecture on geology was held in 2004. Through the partnership, the company offers its support to Geneseo not only through the annual lecture, but also through undergraduate research and an undergraduate internship, where Geneseo students can intern at American Rock Salt and tour the extensive mine.

SUNY Geneseo Media Contact:
Monique Patenaude, PhD
Director of Media Relations
(585) 245-5056
patenaude@geneseo.edu